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What did you do with your MGC today?

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Skye Webmaster Skye Nott
Vancouver, BC, Canada   CAN
1964 Vespa VNB 125
1966 MG MGB "The Bomber RIP"
1983 Suzuki MC GS750E "Kate"
1986 Merkur XR4Ti "The Rally Car"    & more
Did you repair or replace some worn out parts?
Add a new accessory or performance part? Give it a good cleaning?
Take it out for a drive on twisty back roads?

What did YOU do with your MGC today?

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Kevin-A1 Kevin Andrews
Bungay, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Ford Anglia "Lil Red Rooster"
1963 Jaguar Mark 2 "Dotty"
1968 MG MGC "Olive"
I left mine tucked up in the garage!



Regards

Kevin

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FlashGumby Gold Member Scott McGrath
Boca Raton, Sunny South Florida, USA   USA
1969 MG MGC "Madge"
Put a not-very-Lucas-y MSD coil on her and broke a few traffic laws testing it it out on the way to the office.



She's running *very* nicely grinning smiley

-Scott

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flyingjohn John L
Kent, Maidstone, UK   GBR
1969 MG MGC GT "RTE 935G"
Finished the wiring today - hooters were last (no not those, you americans !)

Also put the final body side chrome strips on and fitted the shiney bits round the rear 1/4 windows.

Just waiting for the heater control trunnions and hopefully will be able to mount the dash. Engine fitting is getting closer - not looking forward to it tho.

John

www.mgc-restoration.com

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jamesfin James F
Auckland, Pukekohe, New Zealand   NZL
1969 MG MGC
Firstly, thanks Skye for setting up this topic, I've always enjoyed reading it on the mgb forum.
We can use it for all those discussions that end up lost in the middle of unrelated threads hahaha.

So, my elderly parents were visiting the other day (dad is co-owner and original financier of our mgc project).

Mum was saying that she's off down to the depths of the South Island in a week or 2 for a lakeside holiday with her sister. I asked if dad was going too. My father (as elderly husbands do) screwed up his face, muttered something, which was translated by mum as "I'm flying down and he doesn't want to be stuck with us for 2 weeks with no transport"

It's about a 2500km round trip plus 3.5 hour ferry ride in the car.

Anyway, for some insane reason (they've managed 50+ years marriage, what can I do at this stage to enhance marital harmony?) I suggested

"why don't you take the MG?"

Suddenly dad was thinking of all those long wide almost carless roads in central Otago, the mountain passes, the coastal scenery with lobster huts to stop at for lunch, and he cheered up.

So what did I do to the mgc today?

I paced around and around it thinking:
What haven't I checked? What could fall off? Which tools should I hide in the boot under the tonneau to save them in the middle of nowhere? Is their AA membership up to date? What if it stops in the middle of nowhere, the final nail in the coffin, and they decide to divorce, and disinherit me at the same time?
Oh well, I've done my best, I guess.

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dclsmgc David Lukens
Newberg, OR, USA   USA
1968 MG MGC
Drove it to work, looking forward to getting a new flasher unit to reduce the risk of the local po-po taking a few precious coins......

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7mg2 Andrew Hardie
Calgary, AB, Canada   CAN
1969 MG MGC GT "Mr "C"
1972 MG Midget MkIII
The engine is out and diss assembled, block and head are at the machine shop, overdrive is in a box ready to be shipped out for a rebuild. The cam and lifters are shot, and every compression ring in the motor was broken, no scored bores tho'.
Head parts are on their way from Capt Kirk while the shop measures the block, crank and rods and I decide on a cam.
Fun times.
Engine will be rebuilt to take Gary Herbold manifolds and 3 HS6's and Maniflow headers and exhaust.



Andy

NAMGBR# 20-7738

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simon58gladiator Simon Wilkinson
Colne Classics, Colchester, UK   GBR
1966 MG MGB "Harvey"
1967 Jaguar Mark 2
1969 MG MGC "Maisie"
1969 MG MGC "The Beast"    & more
Nothing to mine as its safely tucked up in the garage at home but did do this to a customers car yesterday.


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Kyetrak Donna Andrews
Atlanta, GA, USA   USA
I haven't posted before, but I've had my blue '73 MGB for almost two years. I call it my "rooster magnet," as it certainly attracts men!

I mainly drive it in the spring and fall, since it gets toasty in Atlanta summers. But, this morning, with the Land Yacht ('02 Lincoln Town Car) in the shop, I decided I'd drive the B to work rather than take the rapid rail. It's a sunny day, high expected in the 50's. It started right up after sitting for three months. So, off I go. I approached the stop sign on my street and the brake pedal went all the way to the floor and the car kept going! Luckily, there was no traffic in my subdivision. I coasted to a stop and turned around. Yes, dummy me, had neglected to check the brake fluid resevoir. Dry as a bone. So, off to work on the rapid rail with a plan to stop by my mechanic this evening to get the Land Yacht and then on to the auto supply store for a can of brake fluid. My first car was a '64 Triumph Spitfire (this was in '66), so I am used to filling up brake/clutch resevoirs. It was red, I was a blonde, ah..........

Donna

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Kevin-A1 Kevin Andrews
Bungay, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Ford Anglia "Lil Red Rooster"
1963 Jaguar Mark 2 "Dotty"
1968 MG MGC "Olive"
Nice to meet you Donna but you're posting in the MGC forum.



Regards

Kevin

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jamesfin James F
Auckland, Pukekohe, New Zealand   NZL
1969 MG MGC
Where are all the female MGC owners?

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Swamperca Swamper CA
-, Nor Cal, USA   USA
1971 MG MGB "Rubee"
1974 MG MGB "Groovy B"
In reply to # 2574617 by Kevin-A1 Nice to meet you Donna but you're posting in the MGC forum.

So

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jamesfin James F
Auckland, Pukekohe, New Zealand   NZL
1969 MG MGC
Maybe Donna is aspiring to own an MGC?

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mgcgt2912 Richard Bailey
Cully, East Devon England, UK   GBR
In reply to # 2574656 by jamesfin Where are all the female MGC owners?

Do MGCs come in pink ?devil smiley

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Swamperca Swamper CA
-, Nor Cal, USA   USA
1971 MG MGB "Rubee"
1974 MG MGB "Groovy B"
We need a little female input, hope she sticks around on the board here. Welcome Donna

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